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Hopefully I can try to walk you through a process that I would use. First check to see if the flashdrive is damaged. Usually the cases don't break, but the USB connector itself takes a lot of hits/damage/wear. You should be able to see 4 metallic contacts on the USB connector and they should be in good shape. Blow out any dirt/garbage in the connector as well.
Next is to see when you plug it in if the LED on it lights up at all. If there is no light whatsoever, it is one of two things, either the flashdrive is totally broken or you have a failled USB port. Either one is possible. If possible, take the flashdrive and test it on another system, or at least another USB port. That will give you some important information.
Assuming that the LED lights, then it is a question of getting Windows to recognize the drive. If there is nothing important on the drive, fdisk the drive in DOS, then format it, and then Windows should recognize it, allowing it to be used.
If you have no LED lighting on the flashdrive, after testing on another system as well, get another flashdrive (or return this one if under warranty), since there are no real parts to service/fix.
Hope this helps out!
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